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The Big Weekend on Parker's Piece

The Big Weekend on Parker's Piece
Multiple Venues

To end the Big Weekend in style why not join us for a relaxing summer's afternoon featuring an eclectic mix of music from around the world.

Headlining the main stage are the hugely popular OOJAMI with their acclaimed fusion of traditional Turkish music, UK beats and dazzling belly dancing. Also performing will be: reggae band T AND LA TOUCHE; the sounds of Spain with Latino blues group LAVA; the spirit of Africa fused with Carribean sounds from MONKFISH; Celtic rock from Scottish/Irish traditional band HEDGEPIG; COUP DE GRASS offering an exciting mix of Bluegrass and Folk and local funk band BIJOUMIYO. Compere: DJ Skunk

The Dance Marquee also promises to offer a diverse programme celebrating dance forms from around the world. Why not come and join in the fun with a Tea Dance as well as dance workshops including: Indian Dance from The Shrishti Dance Company, Line Dancing and Flamenco Sevillianas.

Sunday also features a bar marquee, and the ever-popular French Market, fairground rides, food stalls, sporting activities, local stalls, environmental organisations and charities.

Access info: Parker's Piece is wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets on site. Disable viewing area.

Bus information:
For Park & Ride please visit or call 01223 718167 for up to date information.
If using the bus please use any route that goes to either Emmanuel Street or Drummer Street Bus Station. For bus information click on or phone Traveline on 0870 608 2 608.

Parking information:
Parking in Queen Anne Terrace or Grafton Centre Car Parks.
We recommend the use of public transport.

First Tuesday Fusion

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First Tuesday Fusion
Multiple Venues
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DJ Skunk and Peter M. playing and discussing the best and newest in World and Roots

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Love FIlm Love World Music

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Love FIlm Love World Music
Box Tree, The
Favela Rising

An inspirational documentary about Rio's favelas and the revolutionary vision of one man who against all odds rises to enhance his community.

Through dance and music, former drug trafficker, Anderson Sa rallies local people, young and old, with his band Affroreggae, to stand up against the violent oppression of the drug armies and the police.

"Rio's top hiphop band and a dynamic social movement...remarkable" The Independent


Sing and Swim for Water Aid

Sing and Swim for Water Aid
Jesus Green Swimming Pool
Come and relax at the pool, picnicking and swimming to mellow summer music and song from The East India Company, Tom Ling and Jon Betmead, Joseph Koutoua, Grandpa George and his Jumping Fleas Ukelele Band, singers and drummers from Milton Rd and Arbury Primary Schools, Good Vibrations Community Choir and Women of Note .

Bring picnics, (no glass bottles please) pals, family, inflatable crocodiles, rugs, brollies (we'll be there rain or shine...) Synchronised swimming and joining in with the singing positively encouraged!

  All proceeds go to Water Aid, to provide clean water and hygienic sanitation

To communities in Ghana and Malawi

Henry Rollins: Spoken Word

Henry Rollins: Spoken Word
Junction 1, The

If Henry Rollins were a question on a multiple-choice quiz, the correct answer would be "D. All of the above." Best known to some as the frenetic frontman for punk rock legends Black Flag and later the Rollins Band, and to others for his sharp-tongued spoken performances, Henry Rollins is an actor and an author. He's a businessman and a philanthropist. He's a GRAMMY-nominated singer and a GRAMMY-winning spoken word artist. He's an ad pitchman, a USO veteran, a world traveler and a TV host. And above all else, he's a tireless performer, averaging more than 100 shows a year for the past two and a half decades.

Spoken Word
Henry followed up his show "Caught in the Zipper" - a two-week run at New York's Zipper Theater in March and April 2005 - with four shows in two nights at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA on April 15 and 16, 2005, with his share of the proceeds going to Hollygrove Children & Family Services in Los Angeles. In May 2005, he completed a sold-out and critically acclaimed tour in Australia. His most recent stint at New York's Town Hall became an IFC television special entitled "Uncut from NYC."

"25 Years of Bullshit" saw Henry celebrate his 25year history on the road with an extensive North American tour from August through November 2005 and into Australia and Europe during early 2006.

The Cambridge Free Improvisation Society

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The Cambridge Free Improvisation Society - Live 19/06/08

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The Cambridge Free Improvisation Society - Live 19/06/08
Churchill College

If you've ever felt that the experimental music scene in Cambridge was a bit sparse, take this opportunity and come down to Churchill College Recital room for a concert of freely improvised music from the Cambridge Free Improvisation Society. The Society is an informal collective of Cambridge University students who gather to freely improvise as and when during term times. We've played a few concerts previously and have a myspace:
So far, the line-up for the concert is:
Joe Scott (trombone) Jo Davis (flute) David Currington (oboe) Jacken Waters (guitar) David Grundy (piano, laptop) Dan Larwood (guitar) Mardean Isaac (bass)
The gig starts at 8pm at Churchill College Recital Room (Map here - And, best of all, it's FREE to watch!
Previous gigs were a little bit sparsely attended, so please do make the effort to come down and see what happens. It should be an interesting evening!

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    Preston Reed

    Preston Reed
    Mumford Theatre, The
    Drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences among others, multi award winning musician Preston Reed weaves and melds genres, rhythms and textures to produce a signature sound that has earned him world renown for its emotional power and stylistic creativity. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical, Reeds vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectation of a guitarist. Reed engages the entire instrument, creating a rock/jazz rhythm section, melody line and chordal accompaniment simultaneously. He riffs with the conviction and guts of a rock band, yet plays with the subtlety of that most delicate of jazz pianists, Bill Evans. There are no fancy gadgets or gimmicky FX - just 6 strings (or occasionally 12), two hands and a daring and innovative musical imagination that crosses all boundaries.
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